Lake Tahoe State Park Things to Do

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    Stop & Read~~

    by Yaqui Written Aug 13, 2010

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    What is nice like so many parks is they often have lots of educational information to share. I noticed while we were there so many just passed by the plaques, but I try to make a point to stop and read as much as I can. It helps promote interest in our parks and to help my own children what they are all about. There is a battling going on between the Bark Beetles and state park in trying to preserve the beautiful Jeffrey Pines. So we learned a lot.

    Also, we noticed what is called a New Northern Spruce Engraver (Ips pertubatus)
A "hot" two-component lure that is effective n the 12 or 16-unit Lindgren Funnel Trap. It's for monitoring purposes only, not for mass trapping. I noticed we have these in our forest now.

    Lake Tahoe State Park
    P.O. 8867
    Incline Village, Nevada 89452

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    Spooner Lake

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 13, 2010

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    Beautiful!
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    Spooner Lake has some beautiful meadows and lovely aspen groves that surround Spooner Lake. The area is very popular for fishing, wildlife, wildflowers, and hiking trials. In fact, it is the starting point for many backcountry trails.

    If you fancy fishing then ice fishing access trail is now available here too. Yet, use extreme caution when walking on the ice. The park does not monitor ice thickness. Use the designated path to the lake and avoid damaging ski trails in the area. Spooner Lake is a catch and keep, limit 5 for trout, stocked annually with trout. Swimming is not recommended due to the abundance of harmless yet pesky leeches in the lake. "Catch and keep, limit 5 trout" all methods, ice fishing is available. Must have a Nevada fishing license.

    Pets must remain on leash.

    Lake Tahoe State Park
    P.O. 8867
    Incline Village, Nevada 89452

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    Cave Rock Park

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 12, 2010

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    Is a three million year old volcanic plug that juts out at 360-foot high and has an 800-foot wide dome. You cannot miss it from this recreation area or from the lake. It is the spiritual birthplace of the Washoe Native Americans who call it "De'ek wadapush," Standing Grey Stone. It is has been cherished for centuries and is only accessible primarily to medicine men who perform sacred ceremonies inside the largest of the caves. It was not until 2007, it was a favorite for rock climbers, but since then there has been a ban from such practices to preserve the Washoe culture. The rock is also called, “The Lady of the Lake” because during certain hours the rock reflects into the water casting a reflection of a woman’s face.

    There is a boat ramp makes the lake accessible for most watercraft. Lots of wonderful amenities such as restrooms, picnic tables complete with fire pits and barbecues, a small beach and spectacular views. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept leashed.

    Lake Tahoe State Park
    P.O. 8867
    Incline Village, Nevada 89452

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    Jeffrey Pines

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 13, 2010

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    As a family we always enjoy whatever the state parks systems have to offer and Spooner Lake park as much to offer including the beautiful Jeffrey Pines. The main photo shows my lovely family underneath so you can see how huge they are.

    Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi), named in honor of its documenter John Jeffrey, is a North American pine related to Ponderosa Pine. It occurs from southwest Oregon south through much of California (mainly in the Sierra Nevada), to northern Baja California in Mexico. It is a high altitude species; in the north of its range, it grows widely at 1,500 to 2,100 m (4,900 to 6,900 ft) altitude, and at 1,800 to 2,900 m (5,900 to 9,500 ft) in the south of its range.[2]
    The Jeffrey Pine is a large tree, reaching 25 to 40 m (82 to 130 ft) tall, rarely up to 53 m (174 ft) tall, though smaller when growing at or near tree line.[2] The leaves are needle-like, in bundles of three, stout, glaucous gray-green, 12 to 23 cm (4.7 to 9.1 in) long. The cones are 12 to 24 cm (4.7 to 9.4 in) long, dark purple when immature, ripening pale brown, with thinly woody scales bearing a short, sharp inward-pointing barb. The seeds are 10 to 12 mm (0.39 to 0.47 in) long, with a large (15 to 25 mm (0.59 to 0.98 in)) wing.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Pine

    Lake Tahoe State Park
    P.O. 8867
    Incline Village, Nevada 89452

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    Cool lake reflection

    by SLLiew Updated Feb 25, 2008

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    Just enjoy the clear water of the lake at different parts of the Lake Tahoe.

    You can drive the entire circumference of the lake, crossing from California to Nevada and back. On the Nevada side, there are many casinos which are legal.

    Great place to feel refreshed and recharged. In winter, the snow adds another beautiful white dimension covering the green pines with brown greyish bark and the sparkling blue water of the lakes. There are several ski slopes to play around in.

    It is a paradise on earth.

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    Vikingsholm -Home & Castle

    by BruceDunning Updated Feb 2, 2008

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    This is a home on the edge of the lake around the west side. It is about 10 miles from inner town of Tahoe. Built in 1929 by Lora Knight form Chicago, who by the way was wealthy, she wanted to feature NOrseman architecture of the 800 era. It is partially stone and partially wood. A fine tour was given and amlpe time to view the interior and grounds. It was a pleasant tour and the views of Emerald Bay are the best. That is maybe why she built here?

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    Wave running on the lake

    by Jeannina Written Apr 21, 2003

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    I enjoyed very much my wave running adventure. It was so fun, and I recommend it for those who enjoy water sports. I also recommend going for a tour of the lake on a speed boat. GREAT!! But don't go with someone who doesnt like speed. LOL.

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    Gondola Ride

    by PeterVancouver Updated Jul 6, 2005

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    Heavenly's gondola

    The eight-passenger cabins take you 2.4 miles up the mountain in 12 minutes while you enjoy views of Lake Tahoe.

    Located at 9,123 feet, you're treated to views of the Carson Valley, Desolation Wilderness and shore-to-shore views of Lake Tahoe.

    This ride is seasonal and only operates from 1 January to 23 October, 2005

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    Ski-but only 8 months or so

    by BruceDunning Updated Feb 2, 2008

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    Skiing is a popular sport in season, and the resort is set up for tourists/visitors with a plthera of chalets and condos and some motels/hotels.

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    Emerald Bay

    by aukahkay Written Oct 3, 2007
    Emerald Bay
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    As the name suggests, the waters of Lake Tahoe at Emerald Bay are turquoise. A truly beautiful sight to behold.

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    Lake Tahoe

    by Joboo Written Nov 25, 2004
    Beauty at its best

    This is a beautiful lake and a must see on any trip to the area. It is a mecca for summer and winter sports. From skiing and watersports.

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